CAQ MOC Requirements

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Begin CAP 4-year Cycle

The Continuous Assessment Program (CAP) begins in the calendar year following your exam. It is comprised of CE and triannual mini-assessments. It renews every 4 years as long as requirements are met.

100 CE Hours

100 hours of CE is needed during each CAP cycle. In addition to COPE and non-COPE CE, Diplomates can earn CE through CAP activities, such as mini-assessments, learning modules, and free ABO sponsored webinars.

9 Mini Assessments

Mini-assessments are offered 3 times per year, for a total of 9 assessments during each CAP cycle. They are open source, focused on a single topic and 25 questions in length. Diplomates with a CAQ must pass the assessment in their CAQ area plus 6 additional assessments, for a total of 7 out of 9.

25 Quality Care Points

Diplomates must log 25 quality care points during each CAP cycle. Quality care points are activities within the CAQ practice area including focused CE, patient encounters, society membership, journal articles and lecturing.

3 Year Evaluation

Evaluation occurs at the end of the 3rd year of the CAP cycle. If all requirements have been met, Diplomates have no requirements due in the 4th year and begin a new CAP cycle the following year. If requirements are not met, Diplomates can use year 4 as a remediation year.

1 Specialty Assessment

During the 4th year of the CAP cycle, Diplomates with a CAQ will take an assessment in their specialty area to demonstrate continued advanced competence in the CAQ area.

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